Anglian supports Shelter on World Homeless Day
Anglian raised £826 for Shelter, through their recent World Homeless Day event. A spokesperson from the charity commented, “Shelter are hugely grateful for the incredible amount raised by the recent Anglian World Homeless Day event! This money could pay for over 80 urgent calls to our helpline to help 80 families get the advice they need to avoid losing their home. It is with your generous support that Shelter are able to help even more families to find and keep a safe place to call home.”
Shelter nominated charity of the year
Shelter has been nominated by employees as Anglian’s charity of the year. We have a lot planned over the next 12 months to help raise money for Shelter including our fundraising event for National Homeless Day on 10th October 2017.
Cancer Research UK
Bettina Pecs, Anglian Planning Administrator, took part in Pretty Muddy Race 5k and raised £190 for Cancer Research UK.
Brighton Marathon Weekend
Two of our employees took part in the Brighton Marathon weekend. Geoff Spencer, Anglian Head of Bids and Marketing, completed the marathon in 4 hours 48 minutes, commenting “Thanks for all the support, over £1,250 was raised for the British Heart Foundation which is really awesome.”
Mark Brady, Anglian Stores Person, completed his 10k in 59 minutes 59 seconds, raising £500 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Employees go red for Wear It. Beat It
Anglian employees held a red themed day on Tuesday 14th February 2017 to raise money for the Company’s charity of the year, British Heart Foundation. Staff wore red outfits and held a red themed bake sale for the BHF Wear It. Beat It campaign.
Supporting Save the Children
On Friday 16th December 2016 Anglian employees dressed up in festive knits, to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Raising Money for Children in Need
Anglian Building Products employees raised money for Children in Need on 18th November 2016. Staff took the opportunity to change out of normal office clothes and wear more casual outfits for the day.
Anglian announces annual charity for 2016/17
British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been nominated by employees as Anglian’s charity of the year, covering the financial period of 2016/17. As Anglian’s national charity partner, we have a lot planned over the next 12 months to help raise money for BHF. We have already participated in the national “Bag It…Beat It” appeal where employees were asked to donate unwanted clothes, books and DVDs which were collected and donated to high street retails outlets. In February we are taking part in the “Wear It…Beat It” campaign where we will be holding events with a red theme, including wearing red outfits and holding a bake off. We will also be encouraging staff to look after their own health and will be holding a “Health at Work” week, inspiring people to be more active, eat better, cut stress and improve their health. Find out more.
Anglian Employee Skydives for KIDS Charity
Lynsey Herbert, a Quality Surveyor for Anglian Building Products has done a skydive, jumping from 15,000 feet to raise money for KIDS charity, a charity that who support disabled children and their families. Anglian donated £100 to Lynsey to help her towards her target.
KIDS is a Charity who provide a wide range of support and services to over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families each year. They work with any disabled child or young person age 0 – 25, irrespective of their impairment or condition, helping them to grow, develop and enjoy their childhood, whilst supporting their families to enable this to happen.
Norwich City FC Special Coaching Session
To mark our 50th year, Anglian donated one of our Carrow Road pitch slots to the Foundation, so that the players, from the Down’s Syndrome team and Pan-Disability group, could have a coaching session at the home of the Canaries. Watch video.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Cake sales, Mufti days, Coffee Mornings and Half Marathons are just a few of the many fundraising activities Anglian employees have taken part in this year to support Macmillan Cancer Support. As our corporate charity of the year, Anglian has raised a staggering £13,000 to help support Macmillan Cancer Support.
Children in Need
Dressed in their casual clothes, ABP staff supported Children In Need on Friday 13th November to raise money for this worthwhile cause, even superman flew in with Pooh Bear to join in. Since 1980, the charity has raised over £600 million changing the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.
Cancer Awareness days
Anglian hosted two Macmillan Cancer Awareness Day for male and female employees at their Norwich factories. The aim was to give staff the opportunity to find out more about gender specific cancers and have their questions about cancer answered by a Macmillan health professional.
Giving something back to the community is important to Anglian and over the past 12 months we have sponsored many local sports clubs with clothing and equipment, including Knights Netball Club, Norwich, Swanton Morley Rovers Football Club (Under 11s) and Alysham Tennis Club (junior section).
Jeans for Genes
Thousands of children each year are born with a genetic disorder and by simply wearing our Jeans to work on Friday 18th September, we helped to raise much needed funds to help provide vital support and life-saving equipment to children across the country.
Pretty Muddy Flora
On 30 May, Flora Leal, ABP’s Planning Manager (Basingstoke), participated in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life challenge, with her daughter Raquel, to raise funds towards cancer research. Flora and her daughter managed to raise just over £150, which Anglian match-funded taking their total to an impressive £301.35.
Let’s go ride a bike
Three ABP employee raised £923 for the British Heart Foundation after cycling 50 miles around the muddy roads of Norfolk on Sunday 31st May. Joining a team of merrier riders from Anglian Home Improvements, our boys completed the Norwich 50/100 cycle ride in just 3 hours 40 minutes and received £300 from the Charity Committee towards their fundraising efforts.
Red Nose Day
On Friday 13th March ABP staff supported Red Nose Day by putting on their noses and making a donation. Offices were filled with giggles and everyone seemed to wear their best smile on the day.
Since the last Red Nose Day, Comic Relief spent £99 million helping over 12 million people – this includes money raised through Red Nose Day, Sport Relief and other fundraising.
Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause.
British Heart Foundation
One in four of our loved ones are lost to heart and circulatory disease, so on 6 Feb, ABP together with the rest of the nation, hosted a ‘Dress-as-red-as-you-can’ event to fund the British Heart Foundation life-saving research.
For over 50 years the British Heart Foundation has pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. Thank you too all the staff, for helping them fight for every heartbeat.
Macmillan Cancer Support
On 26th September, 3000 staff across 100 locations joined the Macmillan Coffee morning, to raise money for Macmillan nurses.
Organisers worked all week leading up to the day to support this worthy cause. Installation teams and departments were supplied with a bespoke Macmillan coffee morning kit which included coffee, cream, biscuits, posters, balloons, cake, flags and tablecloths.
Macmillan Cancer Support expressed their delight with our involvement. Lynda Thomas, Director of Fundraising said “We’re absolutely thrilled that Anglian is taking part in our World’s biggest coffee morning, so a huge thank you to all the staff for getting involved and supporting Macmillan.”